Bible

Record ID: 
77409
Accession number: 
MS M.295
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
Belgium, possibly Liège, ca. 1260.
Binding: 
15th-century Flemish stamped red leather over boards; 2 clasps; in red leather morocco backed case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; lettered: The Bible - Flemish manuscript - XIII cent.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
679 leaves (2 columns, 47 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 140 x 90 mm
Provenance: 
Executed for a Beghard or Cistercian congregation; an erased 14th century inscription on fol. 1 appears to read: Iste liber est dom Impis Marie Virginis....; below it is an inscription that reads: Codex e Bibliothecae pp....; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Ludovic Badin in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms.; written and illuminated in Belgium, possibly Liège, ca. 1260.
Decoration: 2 full-page miniatures, 79 historiated initials, and decorated initials throughout (see decorated initial "I" on fol. 581v for example).

Script: 
compressed textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: